Emeryville, CA—The Company announced today that Binghamton University, State University of New York has selected Innovative's Electronic Resource Management to manage the Libraries' electronic holdings. Now approaching its third release, the Innovative ERM provides the tools a library needs to collect and manage the licensing and administrative details of complex electronic information resources. Binghamton University will install Electronic Resource Management in a stand-alone implementation.
"Librarians at Binghamton University conducted a review of ERM systems available in the marketplace and determined that the Innovative ERM best meets their current needs," says Director of University Libraries John M. Meador, Jr. "This product's track record, the number of installations and size of its user group, and the known quality of Innovative Interfaces' customer service and support were deciding factors in our decision." At present, the University Libraries hold approximately 30,000 e-resource titles across over 140 information packages.
Innovative has been installing Electronic Resource Management at libraries that use system software from other ILS vendors for nearly three years. Cornell University; the Library of Congress; Buffalo University, State University of New York; New York University; and Utah State University have joined the group of Millennium libraries taking advantage of Innovative's solution for managing the complexities of electronic resources that consume ever-increasing portions of library time, dollars, and effort.
Since 2003, Electronic Resource Management has been installed in nearly 170 libraries. The upcoming Release 2006, planned for mid-year, will provide automated access to usage statistics from multiple content providers through the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Web-services model.
About Binghamton University Libraries
Binghamton University Libraries are the center of the University's intellectual community, providing a welcoming environment for the creation and management of knowledge through innovative thinking, open inquiry, and collaborative partnerships. The Glenn G. Bartle Library houses collections in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and computer sciences. Special Collections and University Archives are also in Bartle. The Science Library, located in the midst of the university science complex, serves the pure and applied sciences and houses the map collection. The Libraries' collections include: 2,285,885 volumes (including print volumes, government documents, and electronic books; 36,431 journal holdings; 119,554 maps; and 141 electronic databases).
About Innovative Interfaces
For over 25 years, Innovative Interfaces has dedicated its energies to meeting the needs of libraries and the challenges of library automation. Core to this mission are trusted products including the Millennium integrated library technology platform, INN-Reach next-generation resource sharing, the Symposia digital repository, and Electronic Resource Management. Today, thousands of libraries of all types in over 40 countries rely on Innovative's products, services, and support. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.